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    from "Nantucket Open-House Cookbook" by Sarah Leah Chase

    The rather strange sounding combination of ingredients work together in this exceptional cold soup.

    Makes 10 to 12 servings

    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    1 medium red onion, minced
    3 ribs celery, minced
    2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
    1 cup dry white wine
    2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small dice
    5 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
    4 cups arugula, rinsed and stems removed, plus additional for garnish
    1 cup light cream
    1 cup heavy or whipping cream
    2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
    Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste

    Print recipe

    1.Melt the butter in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes.
    2.Add the chicken stock, wine, and potatoes. Simmer the soup just until the potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
    3.Add the pears and arugula to the soup and simmer 5 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and stir in the light and heavy creams. Stir in the coriander. Process the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
    4.Refrigerate the soup until cold. To serve, ladle the cold soup into bowls and garnish each serving with a whole arugula leaf.

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     Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
      Red Onion, Large - $1.49/lb
     Lg, Farm Fresh
      Celery, Medium - $2.99/ea Save! 2 for $5.00
     Farm Fresh, Med
      FreshDirect Chicken Stock - $3.49/ea
      Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc - $12.99/ea plus tax Save! Just $11.69 each when you buy 12 or more.
      Russet Potato, Medium - $0.99/lb
     Farm Fresh, Med
      Bartlett Pears - $1.99/lb
     Farm Fresh, Med
      Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Arugula Salad - $2.99/5oz
      Organic Valley Half & Half - $1.99/ea
     1 pint
      Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream - $2.99/ea
     1 pint
      FreshDirect Ground Indian Coriander - $3.59/ea
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      Morton's Coarse Kosher Salt - $2.69/ea
      FreshDirect Tellicherry Peppercorns - $3.79/ea
      Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $2.49/ea
     2 sticks  
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